On my walk through the neighborhood today I saw this.
Yes. We had happened upon a ‘jumper’. I pointed it out to the tall person and suggested that we try to talk it down. The tall person told me that he had heard that some people talk to flowers and they do apparently respond.
Hmm. What do you say to a flower that has decided to end it all?
Then I remembered what Paramahansa Yogananda said, “Because God is Beauty, He created loveliness in flowers that they might speak of Him. More than anything else in nature they hint at His presence.”
I relayed this message to the desperate flower.
We waited for a few moments and it didn’t move. The tall person smiled and said that sometimes each of us needs to hear that we are valued and our life is part of something bigger than ourselves.